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Tuesday January 4 2011
Report: Juve close deal for Piazon

Juventus have done a deal for Sao Paulo starlet Lucas Piazon, according to FIFA agent Sabatino Durante.

The 16-year-old is highly regarded in South America and has already been nicknamed the 'new Kaka'.

"Juventus have already closed [a deal for Piazon]," Durante explained in an interview with Tuttosport.

"The problem is that the boy can't come to Italy until he is 18.

"Lucas will be 17 in a few days' time, but his family has venetian orgins: if an Italian passport arrives, he could arrive in Turin in June.

"In any case, he is a fantastic player, a chosen one.

"He is one of those talents who are born every 50 years.

"He is a second striker who could play for any team in Europe. He is a really strong player."

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